Solutions Architect (Platform Engineering Services)

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  21 Jan, 2023
  • Job Ref:  KMP-78679

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate techie to join our Platform Engineering Services team.

The team is responsible for the continuous improvement and operation of the Government of Malta’s shared IT infrastructure which includes a hybrid cloud platform (Azure and Azure stack) with a mix of IaaS and PaaS offerings, the government’s server and database ecosystem, enterprise-level storage and backup solutions, and the government directory service, among others.

As a Solutions Architect, you will be primarily focused on Microsoft SQL database engines and responsible to administer MS SQL databases, troubleshooting operational issues, reducing the recurrence of incidents and proposing service improvements.

We are looking for

  • Previous experience / competencies in 3rd line engineering / operations / sysadmin
  • Experience /competencies in working with one or more of the below technologies
    • Database engines (such as Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL)
    • Server operating systems (MS Windows / Linux)
    • Virtual hosting infrastructures (Azure, VMware, Veeam backup, enterprise storage)
  • An interest to gain a broad and deep level understanding of our hybrid cloud platform – experience with Azure / Azure stack setups is considered a bonus
  • Likes to write code (using .Net, PowerShell, bash, python (or anything you are familiar with) and use automation tools (such as terraform and ansible) to manage scalable, reliable and maintainable infrastructures

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible candidates will hold either of the following combinations of qualifications and / or experience, related to ICT.


  • An ICT degree (MQF Level 7 or higher); or
  • An ICT degree (MQF Level 6) AND 1‐year experience in an ICT-related area; or
  • An ICT diploma (MQF Level 5) AND 3 years experience in an ICT-related area; or
  • An ICT diploma (MQF Level 4) AND 4 years experience in an ICT-related area; or
  • Five years experience in an ICT-related area.

Candidates’ qualifications, experience, and competencies will be assessed in line with the Agency’s Career Progression framework. Successful candidates may be engaged at either the standard level – career level 4 or the Senior level – career level 5.

Eligible candidates must also fulfil the following criteria here.

MITA provides equal opportunities.

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